Hyundai Elantra Sets New Sales Record

The Hyundai Elantra has set an all-time sales record in 2012, passing its 186,361 unit total from last year with a week still left in 2012.

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Most Researched New and Used Cars of 2012: Consumer Reports

As 2012 comes to an end, it’s always interesting to see what vehicles were most popular on everyone’s research list for the year.

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Hyundai Elantra Engineering Analysis Launched

A defect investigation launched last May examining side-curtain airbags in the  Hyundai Elantra has been upgraded to an engineering analysis on 75,581 Elantra vehicles; specifically those manufactured in Korea for the American market. 

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Hyundai Elantra Coupe is a Zombie Killing Machine

Hyundai has just taken the wraps off of the Elantra Coupe zombie survival machine at San Diego’s Comic-Con, and it looks ready for anything anyone -living or dead- could throw at it.

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Most Shopped New Cars for the Week: June 24 – 30, 2012

If you’re in the market for a new car, perhaps you’re curious what models your neighbors are looking at. We’ve compiled a list of the top five most researched new cars in the AutoGuide New Cars section for the past week.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Pricing Announced: $17,445

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is getting a price hike over the 2012 Elantra sedan, along with a longer list of standard features, coming to market with a base MSRP of $17,445 before a $775 destination charge. 

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Hyundai Elantra Extended Wheelbase to Enter Chinese Market

Extended wheelbase models are becoming a necessity for any automaker’s lineup if they wish to succeed in the growing Chinese auto industry.

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Under Investigation by NHTSA for Airbag Malfunction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is commencing an investigation into an estimated 123,000 Hyundai Elantra’s after a metal bracket used on the driver’s side-curtain airbag cut a gash into the ear of a driver.

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Top Ten Cars for Teens

USAA has compiled a list of the top ten cars for teens based on a recent survey where parents determined their most important factors when choosing a vehicle for their teenager. Those factors were reliability, a high safety rating and affordable auto insurance.

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EPA Vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers

Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America.

Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined.

An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves an average of 33 mpg. While the exact fuel economy figures have yet to be released and a 40 mpg highway rating is still in sight, when the Dart (above) goes on sale later this year it most certainly will not get 40 mpg average; not in real world driving and not even on the window sticker.

Dodge wasn’t wrong. They’re not even entirely to blame. If fact, they were just using a different testing method to get their fuel economy numbers. Or to put it more accurately, they weren’t even doing the testing. So why would a different testing method be used? It’s a long and complex story, but the gist of it is that according to a government mandate, in order for Fiat to take control of Chrysler it needed achieve three goals, the final one being building a 40 mpg car on American soil. Being government related, that number is a CAFE number, not an EPA number. What’s the difference? Read on.

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Hyundai Elantra Crushed by Shipping Container

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. Strong winds out in South Korea managed to push a container on top of a Hyundai Elantra, making it appear to be a low rider cruising with a hydraulic suspension. 

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Hyundai Uses Hypnosis to Sell Cars

Hyundai is rolling out a new advertising campaign with a twist: the host of the commercials is trying to hypnotize you, right through the computer screen.

These ads are for the Hyundai i30, or as we know it in America, the Elantra. They feature professional hypnotist Peter Powers, who does his best to hypnotize any consumers daring to watch the video. The video features a disclaimer that assures you “Peter Powers has performed the hypnosis with suggestions of a positive and fun nature, a formal procedure for the removal of hypnosis and with no instructions to perform unlawful, negative or unseemly behavior.”

Powers’ sow, calm voice tells us to fall in love with the i30 and that the headlights look like eagle eyes and the tail lights are just like the wind. It is clearly a little bit sensationalized for entertainment, but Hyundai is probably counting on some weak willed people to be enthralled by Peter Powers spell and run out and buy a new i30.

You can see for yourself whether or not the hypnotization works on you by clicking here.

Watch the video below for a preview of exactly how powerful hypnotization can be.

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Hyundai Elantra Blue on the Horizon?

Hyundai offered a 2010 model year Elantra Blue briefly, featuring a manual transmission and special gear ratios helping it to achieve better fuel economy than a standard Elantra. Now it appears that the Korean automaker might revive the Blue package for its compact Elantra.

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Named Canadian Car of the Year

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced the Canadian Car of the Year today at the Toronto International Auto Show.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe to Hit Honda Where It Hurts: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Set to be unveiled later today at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai is expanding its Elantra lineup with a two-door coupe.

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